Friday, January 14, 2011

miracle?

"There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle."  ~~  Albert Einstein


Computers are miracles to me ... I don't understand how they work ...  I am thankful for technology.  I'm thankful I don't have to understand the details.

I prefer typing to writing; I prefer email to phones; I prefer Internet searching to encyclopedias.  I am thankful for keyboards, for email, for the Internet.

Sometimes, I get tense with technology ... even this morning when the computer seems to have a mind of its own ... but still I'm thankful for the connectivity that it provides.  This morning, in particular I'm thankful for this little miracle on my lap that allows me to record my thoughts.

I remember in the early 80s (hmmm, dating myself) when I had the opportunity to start the first computer lab in the school where I taught.  I remember the excitement, the learning curve, the feeling of adventure.  I am not a "digital native" ... I am an early immigrant ... I'm thankful for new inventions, new discoveries, new miracles in my world ... and for the creative minds that developed them.

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